Welcome to the Northern Lite Press Room in Truck Camper Magazine including camper news, reviews, and lifestyle stories.  The Kelowna, British Columbia manufacturer specializes in fiberglass hard side truck campers.  Check out their Truck Camper Buyers Guide.




Our 2012 Northern Lite 9-6 Special Edition Experience
For the first time in the history of TCM, we go camping in a Northern Lite Special Edition.  After four days of camping and crustaceans, here’s our full review.

Northern Lite dry bath truck camper

Northern Lite 10-2 RR Dry Bath Review
Truck Camper Magazine reviews a 2012 Northern Lite 10-2 RR Dry Bath at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky. The roof is raised and the bathroom is dry. Let''s check it out.


Up and Running at Northern Lite
Continuing the 2015 “Never Seen That” tour, TCM visits Northern Lite’s new factory in Kelowna, British Columbia and discovers something completely different, and somehow quite familiar.


TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2016 Northern Lite 10-2 EX

With all-new larger clamshell fiberglass molds, a larger bathroom, and a laundry list of updates and improvements stem to stern, Northern Lite debuts the 2016 10-2 EX.

Northern Lite Resumes Production
The new Northern Lite factory is complete and 2016 Northern Lite truck campers are on the production line and shipping.  After eleven months of rebuilding, Northern Lite is back!

Northern Lite Recovery Report: Walls Up, Molds Done
Northern Lite nears completion of their brand new factory, unveils new fiberglass molds, and teases us with fresh details of the Northern Lite campers to debut late this Fall.

TCM EXCLUSIVE: Northern Lite Will Rebuild
Keith Donkin, General Manager for Northern Lite, reveals the story behind the devastating Northern Lite fire in February, and the decision to rebuild.  Northern Lite is coming back!


TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2014 Northern Lite Announcements
Northern Lite updates and refines their molded fiberglass truck camper line with a new all-aluminum folding bumper step, standard interior LED lighting, 95-watt solar panel systems, and more.

The Northern Lite Sportsman Editions
Northern Lite surprises even Truck Camper Magazine with two new versions of their 9-6 and 8-11 molded fiberglass truck campers.  Introducing the Sportsman Editions.

Northern Lite Raises the Roof
The foreheads of tall people everywhere can rejoice as the air conditioner in Northern Lite 10''2" CD Special Edition has been lifted up, up, and away.  The new camper molds are here!


The Open Road of Life
Balancing work and play, Editor Erika Hokanson and her Akitas set out from New Hampshire in a Northern Lite seeking freedom, adventure, and the wonders of the West.

Rig, Retire, and Ride
Stu Pritchard left the working stable to join his retired friends for off-the-grid truck camping and horseback riding fun in Canada’s wilderness.  How’s that for horse sense?


Truck Campers Escape the Rat Race
Dave and Cindy Gilbert escaped the rat race to live full-time, footloose and fancy free, in a truck camper.

The Thirst to Wander
Al Stebbins shares his 8,000 mile truck camping trek from the Shenandoahs, across the plains, into Idaho’s City of Rocks, and home.  Thirty-two states for one lucky dog.

Work Camping In a Truck Camper
Doris and Mark Bluth live in their 2012 Northern Lite 10-2 RR Dry Bath five months a year work camping and exploring various government owned parks and campgrounds.  And they do it all propane free.

Bonnie and Mike Pascucci: 2012 Torklift International Treasure Hunt Winners
Bonnie and Mike Pascucci won the 2012 Torklift International Treasure Hunt grand prize; a seven-day all-expenses paid adventure to Alaska in a Northern Lite 9-6Q.


Winter Boondocking Mods
Bruce and Kim Scott have modified their Northern Lite for extreme cold weather boondocking.  Take us into the frozen north!  This is winter truck camping, Upper Peninsula style.

Winter Camping Tips
Bruce and Kim Scott (Spott) share their winter truck camping advice from staying warm, to driving and towing in winter conditions, to hiking, sledding, and a crock pot.

Orian Hartviksen: Minus 15 and Truck Camping
Down a twisty mountain side logging route deep in the cold Canadian wilderness we find Orian Hartviksen and her husband camping for free in their Northern Lite 8-11.


Truck Camping Jamboree Lobstah Bash
What happens when you get thirty-six truck campers, eighty-one lobsters, and twelve pounds of butter in the same place at the same time?  Four days of shenanigans!


Truck Camping For Work and Play
Mobile office by day, stealthy hotel room by night, Guy Dalphond’s Northern Lite is an essential tool for his consulting business.  It’s also a social seeking party machine.

Doing More and Spending Less in a Truck Camper
Inspired by our truck camping experiences, I wrote the following article on how we, “Do More and Spend Less” in our Northern Lite truck camper